Casa Slave Labor. Gabrielle takes Carlos's passport and the papers out of the secret panel in their closet. She opens the passport and makes a confused face.
"Trust is a fragile thing," MAVO says, as Lynette sweeps out of her house sans children, because she feels fine leaving them now that she's allowed them to make Claire's life as difficult as hers was. "Once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom."
KimberBree enters a law office. "But once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover," MAVO says. "Of course, the truth is, we never know who we can trust." On that, Julie and Susan give each other irritated looks. Well, Susan looks mostly sad. "Those we're closest to can betray us," MAVO continues.
"And total strangers can come to our rescue." On this, Paul Young takes out his trash and sees Edie at Mrs. Kravitz's door. With the cops. Whoops! "In the end, most people decide to trust only themselves. It really is the simplest way to keep from getting burned," MAVO finishes, winkily. And on her line, Gabrielle throws Carlos's passport in the fire.
And with that: happy holidays! Have a fantastic New Year's, and I'll see you in 2005!